10 Pizza Inspired Recipes

10 Pizza Inspired Recipes - thatrecipe.comDon’t get me wrong, I love pizza. You can mix it up in so many ways from varying the crust (thick, thin, gluten free, French bread, vegetables) to the sauce (tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, white sauce) and then there are the almost limitless toppings (only cheese, meat, vegetables, different cheeses, herbs, fruit, you name it!).

But one cannot live by pizza alone. Even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mixed it up with Gyoza once in awhile – Pizza Gyoza to be precise. Yeah, they went there in the new Nickelodeon series.

Which got me thinking about how many different ways there are to use pizza as an inspiration for other dishes from dips to casseroles to desserts.

So I took a quick browse through Pinterest and came up with 10 that I thought looked interesting.


Pizza Gyoza from ShezCrafti

Closeup of pizza gyoza, ready to eat!

Double Cheesy Pizza Dip from Clayton Family Kitchen


Hot Dog Pizzadillas from 2 Crochet Hooks

Hot Dog Pizzadilla

Pizza Stuffed Crescent Rolls from That Recipe

Pizza Stuffed Crescent Rolls - thatrecipe.com

Slow Cooker Pizza Soup from It’s Always Ruetten

Slow Cooker Pizza Soup Recipe from It's Always Ruetten

Pizza Pasta Salad from Taste of Home

Makeover Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe

Pepperoni and Cheese Pull Apart Bread from in the Kitchen with KP

Pepperoni Cheese Pull Apart Bread 1

Pepperoni Pull Apart Bread from The Kitchen Whisperer

Pizza Pasta Casserole (Weight Watchers!) from Recipe Diaries


Team UmiZoomi Ice Cream Pizza from That Recipe

Team UmiZoomi Ice Cream Pizza


Okay, the last one isn’t pizza flavored just pizza shaped. Sorry, even though you are my favorite turtle, Mikey, I am just not doing a pizza milkshake. Besides, J loves this recipe and it is quite tasty.

And in case you are wondering about the Pizza Gyoza – they were awesome! For those that have seen the episode in which they are introduced we inadvertently played out the scene at the end in which Donnie finally convinces April to try one of his, then she devours them all in 5 seconds much to his chagrin but he just sits by in love struck silence. Except in my house, J reprimanded me with a “Hey, those are MINE!”

Until next time, when I promise no more Ninja Turtle references, happy eating.



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  1. Hope @ Nanny Shecando

    Wow these are crazy! But yes, I guess some people need the variety.
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  2. Cynthia

    Ten new ways for me to eat pizza? Yes, please! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  3. bel

    ha ha glad there is no pizza milkshake! l love pizza pretty sure i’d be happy with all these. going to check out that dip one again x Thanks for linking up again for Sunday Brunch xx
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  4. Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do

    That is a lot of pizza! Some of those look really really good. Thanks for sharing with the Merry Monday Linky Party!
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  5. Lori @ The Kitchen Whisperer

    Wow these look all kinds of awesome! Thank you so much for sharing my Pepperoni Pizza Pullapart bread!

    Best Kitchen Wishes!

  6. Kristina and Millie

    Thanks for including us 🙂 we do love pizza here, pinning this for later!
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